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  • Academic Technology Newsletter, September, 2017 September 18, 2017

    The video newsletter shown below, reports on new features in Canvas, the formation of a new faculty advisory group on technology, Portfolium, and upcoming professional development opportunities. 

    Link to video at Academic Technology Newsletter, September, 2017

    To recap:

    Check out the new Canvas App for Teachers.

    The DocViewer enables instructors to annotate papers submitted as ...

  • Making Videos Collaborative in Canvas with Arc Video November 9, 2016

    A new video service called “Arc Video” is now a part of Canvas, and enables instructors and students to comment and share ideas within the video itself. Instructors and students can upload videos of virtually any size to Arc, and use them to hold collaborative discussions or evaluate student performance recorded on video. It “empowers learners ...

  • SpeedGrader Gets a Makeover August 8, 2016

    Canvas has rearranged the student navigation buttons to make certain functions more closely associated with the most frequently used features in Speedgrader. The less frequently used navigation buttons have been shifted to the left side of the menubar:  gradebook, mute the assignment, keyboard shortcuts, help menu, and gradebook settings. Assignment details and grading statistics are located ...

  • Cognitive Psychology Applied to Visual Content (e.g. Powerpoints) April 7, 2016

    Designing visual content to accompany verbal presentations and written text.

    In his guest lecture at Harvard University (July 8, 2014), Psychology Professor Richard E. Mayer (UC, Santa Barbara), gave a talk on research-based “Principles for Multimedia Learning“. Mayer’s work focuses on practical questions such as “How can individuals effectively design visual content (e.g., PowerPoint presentations) ...

  • Holding Effective Classroom Discussions, a Classroom Conversion Presentation April 5, 2016

    Dr. Shannon Brown, Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Health Administration, provides an in-depth and pedagogically detailed overview of how she holds classroom discussions that spur critical thinking among her students. Recorded April 1, 2016.  

    Classroom Conversion with Shannon Brown on Teaching with Discussions from